More and more of the half-a-million American steel workers, on strike for 116 days, are streaming back to the mills, following the US Supreme Court's decision Nov 7 to uphold the back-to-work Taft-Hartley injunction.
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Background: More and more of the half-a-million American steel workers, on strike for 116 days, are streaming back to the mills, following the US Supreme Court's decision Nov 7 to uphold the back-to-work Taft-Hartley injunction.
At Gary-Indiana, steel workers resumed work Nov 8, in accordance with the injunction, but it will be some time before the 350,000 workers in mining, railroad, and car industries - laid off because of the strike - can follow suit.
A trickle of steel is expected this week, but for many mills it may take as long as six weeks before their furnaces are back to pre-strike production level.
Steel workers are happy about the prospect of pay checks, but many remain bitter because they have yet to win their contract demands. The Taft-Hartley Injunction is sending them back to work for 80 days while contract talks continue. Labour Secretary, James Mitchell, says it is up to the American Congress to settle the dispute - if industry and management negotiators fail to reach agreement.